Absence Makes... ARTiculations 2802 Dundas St West, Toronto Exhibition runs February 29 - March 24, 2024
Intro to Silkscreen (One Day Intensive) Sunday, March 17, 2024 SOLD OUT OR Sunday, May 26 2024 NEW DATE 11am to 4pm inPrint Studio FEE: $75 plus tax REGISTER HERE
Interested in screen but intimidated by the process? In this workshop, you'll receive an intensive introduction to emulsion-based silkscreen and demystify the practice so you can do it at home. Learn what you need to know about the basic set-up and supplies, coating and exposing screens, as well as pulling a basic one-layer print. All supplies, including screens to use in class are provided. Students can bring their own drawings ready to expose, or use provided templates to just get the hang of the process. Drawings should not have an image size bigger than 7" x 10" and should be black and white only, no tones or shadows. Perfect for beginners or printmakers who need a refresher. Suitable for older teens and adults. All materials are included with class fee.
Soft-Cover Bookbinding for Beginners Sunday, March 23, 2024 11am to 2pm inPrint Studio $60 plus tax REGISTER HERE
Calling all writers, hobbyists, and artists alike! Interested in learning some basic bookbinding methods to put together your poetry or loose drawings? Would you like to make your own sketchbook or journal? This class serves as a gateway to bookbinding and introduces you to three basic methods in which you can make a simple but effective book. Focusing on soft covers, we'll cover zine folds, pamphlet stitches and stab bindings, with participants going home with at least 3 new books to fill. These skills are easily replicated at home, and will set you up to learn more complicated bindings (because you're gonna fall in love with bookbinding!) All materials provided. Suitable for older teens and adults. NEW! Intro to ScreenPrint (5 Week) Saturdays, April 6th to May 4th, 2024 10am to 1pm inPrint Studio FEE: $350 plus tax REGISTER HERE Interested in screen but not sure what you can do at home with it? In this 5 week course, you'll receive an introduction to a variety of methods within screenprint including monoprint with watercolour, drawing fluid stencils using embroidery hoops, and emulsion-based silkscreen. Techniques shared are designed to offer participants a range of options to feel confident with equipment. Learn what you need to know about the basic set-up and supplies, various stenciling methods and alternatives, coating and exposing screens, as well as pulling a basic one-layer print. All supplies, including screens to use in class are provided. Students can bring their own drawings ready to expose, or use provided templates to just get the hang of the process. Drawings should not have an image size bigger than 7" x 10" and should be black and white only, no tones or shadows. Perfect for beginners or printmakers who need a refresher. This class offers a slower pace to learn in and experiment compared to our 1-day intensive. Suitable for older teens and adults. All materials are included with class fee. Students get to take home their drawing fluid stencils as well.
Miniature Tetra-Pack Drypoint Workshop Saturday, June 15, 2024 1pm to 5pm With artist Maureen Da Silva Fee: $60 plus tax REGISTER HERE We are back offering this magical little workshop (emphasis on little! And well, magic!) on how to use a 3D-printed mini press and upcycled tetra packs to create tiny etching prints. These presses are designed with accessibility in mind, and produce very effective and charming miniature works of art on par with the more traditional etching methods. Participants will make their own miniature print edition over the course of 4 hours. Bring a print idea, and be prepared to get messy! All materials provided.
June Arts Night: Embroidery Hoop Screenprinting Thursday, June 20, 2024 6pm to 8:30pm Arts Etobicoke FEE: $55 plus tax REGISTER HERE
Interested in learning to screen print but intimidated by the equipment? This session will show you how to create small and accessible screen print frames out of embroidery hoops for an easy-to-do stencil set up you can recreate at home! Using embroidery hoops as our base, you will look at ways to create a stencil that can be printed over and over again on paper, textiles or wood. This session is a gentle introduction to the screen process, and participants will go home with a small hand-printed paper edition of their own making. No prior experience is necessary.
*** Maureen Da Silva is a Speedball Demo Artist, demonstrating both relief and screen print methods. She will be next offering a workshop as a Speedball Artist with DeSerres at Artist Project Toronto on Friday April 12!